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Film Screening - Inuit Lands: The Melting Point

A Film by Patrick Morell
Golden Rabbit Films LLC

Traveling across Greenland from 2011 through 2013, Documentary filmmaker Patrick Morell creates a tribute to Jean Malaurie’s lifetime study of the Arctic people. Malaurie is an internationally renowned French explorer, geomorphologist and ethno historian.

After spending 1950–51 with an isolated group of Eskimos in northern Greenland, sharing their life at the very edge of survival, Malaurie and his companions returned to Thule village to confront a U.S. Air Force base under construction, and suddenly “Men who lived by the harpoon found themselves in the atomic age.”

When Maluarie returned to the Arctic in 1972, the base had irreversibly transformed the Eskimo (Inuit) culture. Addressing these topics and his own experiences, his book The Last Kings of Thule (1955) earned international acclaim.

The film continues in Jean Malaurie’s footsteps and exposes the changes affecting the small hunting and fishing communities of northern Greenland today, including globalization, market economies, and climate change.

Patrick Morell is a Freelance Documentary Cinematographer and Director. His work is dedicated to making films that evoke a deeper understanding of the human experience with all its complexities across diverse topics. Subjects covered include wars, natural and man-made disasters, and regions of environmental concern.

Festivals where his films have been selected for market and screening include Marche du Film-Festival de Cannes, Festival de films de la Grande Europe (Paris) and the Margaret Mead Film Festival, NY, NY. His most recent work, as an independent filmmaker and freelance cameraman, features a wide array of International documentaries for European television (Arte France, TV 5 France, Studio 21 Sarajevo) and for US broadcasting (PBS, Discovery Channel, and HBO).

Raised in France and graduated from the Sorbonne with degrees in philosophy and journalism, Patrick’s work has led him to travel extensively in the USA, Europe (France, UK, Russia, Turkey and Eastern Europe), the Arctic Circle (Alaska / Greenland) South East Asia and Asia (India / Nagaland / Nepal/ China), the Middle East (Jordan / Lebanon / Syria) and Africa (Egypt /Sudan).

Date: April 12th, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Screening

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

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